Message from the Campaign Co-Chairs


In September 2011, UBC publicly launched the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history. We invited you to join us to help create solutions for the issues you care about, and your response has been overwhelming.

Through the hard work and dedication of a remarkable group of alumni and supporters, start an evolution has exceeded our original goal to raise $1.5 billion to support thinking that can change the world and to double the number of alumni involved annually in the life of the university by 2015. Even more impressive than the numbers is what we have already achieved together.

In this final campaign report you will find stories of researchers who are contributing to new ideas that have the potential to change lives, students who are overcoming adversity to become leaders in their communities and UBC graduates who have contributed to innovative solutions to societal challenges. None of this would be possible without your generous support.

While we celebrate the conclusion of the campaign, the evolution we have started together is just beginning to unfold. Your contributions have improved upon what has come before, creating a legacy for future generations to build on. The question facing us now is, where will this next evolution take us? The answer is Tuum est: it’s up to you.

We would like to offer our most heartfelt thanks for your continuing support of UBC to build a better future here in British Columbia and around the world.

Robert H. Lee, CM, OBC, BCom’56, LLD’96, Honorary Chair
Lindsay Gordon, BA’73, MBA’76, Chancellor, Co-Chair
Phil Lind, CM, BA’66, LLD’02, Co-Chair
Brenda McLean, BA’68 (Queen’s), Honorary Alumna’07, Co-Chair